have been displaced. they promised to reduce the deficit in half in its first term. this went up by 51%. this is why mitt romney is in good shape. during the debates, we're about to focus on four years of barack obama, not everything just about what mitt romney may have said or puts his dog on the car. >> it is true that this president campaigned more than any other, although they all campaign on let's change washington because everybody hates washington, but this president, more than any other, has been one that said i'm going to go in there, and i'm iffing to change washington, hope and change, hope and change, and now he says, you know what, you really can't change washington. is that a tack technical mistake, or is it word play? >> the president didn't anticipate when mitch mcconnell said my highest priority, highest priority is nott to deal with the recession. not to deal with the cost of health care. not to deal with what's happening on wall street. he said his highest priority was to make sure barack obama was a one-term president. >> but, again -- >> that really set the stage.